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A closer look the Jeep 4Xe models from CES

by Patrick Rall on

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show was held last week in Las Vegas and among the automobiles on display were the Jeep 4Xe models. 4Xe is the trim level name being applied to the upcoming family of plug-in hybrids from the Trail Rated brand and at CES 2020, the plug-in versions of the Wrangler, Renegade and Compass made their American debut.

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When FCA announced that the Jeep Wrangler, Renegade and Compass in 4Xe trim would be on display at CES, the company made it clear that we would have to wait for key details until other shows later this year.

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We can expect the information on the American versions of the 4Xe models to be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April, while the details for overseas versions will be announced in Beijing and Geneva.

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Now, you might recall that back in March of 2019, Jeep rolled out the details on the Renegade and Compass were displayed in Geneva with the 4x4e name. That system uses a turbocharged 1.3-liter mated to an electric drive motor, yielding an estimated total system output of 190 to 240 horsepower.

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This system is unique when compared to many American hybrid models, with the front wheels being driven by the gasoline engine while the electric drive powers the rear wheels. There is no driveshaft connecting the front and rear wheels, so the four-wheel-drive system in the European concepts from last year’s Geneva show is unlike anything that Jeep has used in the past.

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That being said, we don’t know for certain that the Jeep Wrangler, Renegade and Compass 4Xe models will share that same drivetrain, but it would make sense. Again, we will have to wait a few more months for details from New York, but the company has made it clear that these models will go on sale during the 2020 calendar year.

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So, while we don’t have any real information on the Jeep 4Xe models that were on display last week in Vegas, we have a full spread of pictures of each. As you can see, the charging port has been nicely integrated into the Wrangler into the area above the driver’s side front wheel, at the rear of the hood.

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As for the Renegade and Compass, the charging port is located behind what appears to be the fuel door, but it is actually on the opposite side of the vehicle from the actual fuel door.

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That should definitely confuse some owners until they get used to lining up the proper side at the gas station. Other visual features of the Jeep 4Xe models including blue trim on the badges, decals and tow hooks.

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A big thanks to Dave for these great pictures from CES!

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Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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